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OLYMPIC LEGACY: The legacy begins

(Editor’s note: This story is part of an “Olympic Legacy” series to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the III Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid in 1932. What happened that year led to this village hosting the XIII Olympic Winter Games in 1980 and the continuing legacy of training ...

SUPERVISOR SPOTLIGHT: Meet Joe Pete Wilson, Keene supervisor

Joe Pete Wilson Jr. has one hard and fast rule for any career move he makes: He’ll only go where there’s good skiing, hiking and climbing. That’s how he ended up working in Vermont and Salt Lake City, Utah, and that’s how he connected back to his roots in Keene, where his love for ...

Residents making Keene an age-friendly community

KEENE VALLEY — More than 25% of the residents of the town of Keene are over 65, and another 15% are between the ages of 55 and 65, according to the United States Census. The median age in Keene is 50. So says Jeannie Cross, group leader of Keene’s AARP (American Association of Retired ...

Governor proposes $105M for ORDA in next NY budget

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2023 Executive Budget, announced Tuesday, Jan. 18, includes $105 million for Olympic facilities and new proposed laws taxing vacation rentals. Local legislators said they appreciate Hochul’s to spend money in the North Country and pursue tax cuts for New York ...

Cape Air adds NYC flights from Lake Clear

LAKE CLEAR — Flights from the Adirondack Regional Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City will start after Cape Air finishes setting them up this spring, and tickets should cost about $150, the same as the airport’s existing roundtrip flights to Boston, a Cape Air ...

Frozen dock in Lake Placid ice marked for safety

LAKE PLACID — If you’re snowmobiling on Lake Placid this winter, be careful around the northwestern side of the lake — there’s a dock frozen into the ice about 100 yards from shore. On Jan. 6, the Lake Placid Shore Owners Association posted a notice about the dock to its Facebook ...